I am embarrassed to admit that before last week, I have not been to the dentist in about 10 years. (How old do I sound when I can say something happened in my adult life 10 years ago...?!) I have been somewhat blessed in the teeth department. Brushing usually twice a day, but a lot of times only once, and flossing pretty much never while eating a diet consisting of at least 40% sugary crap has yielded only 1 cavity in my whole life. How? I have no idea, but I'll take it!
Now, 10 years later, I knew that my neglect would surely yield half a dozen root canals, tooth extractions, and other painful and expensive things I don't even know about. So I saved up a little cushion of money, bought a dental discount plan online and they referred me to The Heights Modern Dentistry. Actually they referred me to a bunch of places that are trying to be a Hip version of going to the dentist. Those places always strike me as places that just want to sell you veneers/invisalign/teeth whitening with lasers. I figured I needed something with a little more medical backing.
So it is my appointment day, and I am terrified (not of painful things, more impending financial pain). But everything was so easy, and everyone was really cool and funny! I got my teeth checked out by Dr. Willie Craddock, who was super cool and very explanatory about all my teeth things. The dental assistant gal was totally cool and I almost wanted to invite her to hang out sometime, but I thought that would be too weird and pushy. Side note, it is really cool how in-depth teeth x-rays and such have gotten in 10 years! #science!
It turned out that I had no cavities! #winning! And the couple of things they did want to do to my mouth was explained and itemized out with costs on this neat little chair-side computer deal. The man who handles the business end of everything is a hoot as well. Everyone in this place is awesome, I want to work there and be their friends! lol.
After I approved a fluoride treatment and some lasers to zap out beginnings of gingivitis, I was off to the hygienist, who was also lovely and educational about teeth things. She made my mouth seem sparkly and new, and even called me yesterday to see how I was doing post-gum lasering (peachy keen, thanks!) ((it didn't hurt at all, but did excellent making the gums around my back tooth less red)) So nice! And all the while, I had free reign of a big screen TV with a good cable package to boot. It was daytime, so the best I had was Catfish reruns. It's all good!
So yeah, everything was easy, affordable, and the least stressful dentist experience I have had. In closing, I really love these guys and highly recommend them if you are in the central Houston area. They are right off I-10 and Taylor (south of 10) by the Target.
*This is not a sponsored post, I just really liked this place.